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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/20/13)
TV ONE: Unsung: Donna Summer (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Weed Country (Premiere) at 10pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Stalked: Someone’s Watching (Finale) at 9:30pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Dangerous Persuasions (Finale) at 10pm
SYFY: Ghost Mine (Finale) at 10pm
USA: Necessary Roughness (Finale) at 10pm

CBS has cancelled reality series The Job after a second week of poor ratings.  According to Nielsen, The Job delivered a 0.7 rating with A18-49, ranking 5th among the broadcast networks in the 8p hour as well as 3.4 million viewers overall on Friday night.  This is down from its premiere results the week before of a 0.9 rating and 4.0 million total viewers.  CBS has not announced when the remaining six episodes of The Job will air.  Embassy Row and Sony Pictures Television are behind The Job with Jay Bienstock, Mark Burnett and Michael Davies as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming this Friday, PBS debuts the 27th season of American Masters with “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll” at 9p (check local listings).  This premiere ties in with Black History Month and the 40th anniversary of Tharpe’s death.  Following the broadcast, the film will stream online at pbs.org/americanmasters.  American Masters is a production of THIRTEEN; WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations and operator of NJTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Real Housewives of Orange County, the original series that began the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo Media, is returning to the network’s lineup with an eighth season on Monday, April 1 at 8p.  Evolution Media produces the series for Bravo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS and WGBH released this past Sunday’s finale ratings for the third season of Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE  CLASSIC.  The concluding episode drew an average audience of 8.2 million total viewers, based on Nielsen Fast National data.  These results were 50% higher than the season two finale with 5.4 million total viewers in February 2012.  Furthermore, SocialGuide reported there were close to 80,000 “Downton Abbey”-related tweets sent out on Sunday, making it the second most-tweeted-about series (broadcast or cable) on television that night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former senior adviser to President Obama and senior strategist to his campaign, David Axelrod was hired by NBC News and MSNBC as Senior Political Analyst.  Axelrod will appear on both networks and joins soon after Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary and adviser to the President’s campaign, was added last week as a Commentator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 2/17/13)
1) Mumford & Sons – Babel – 184,957 (After 21 weeks – 1,921,852)
2) Various Artists – 2013 Grammy Nominees – 87,561 (After 4 weeks – 190,421)
3) Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 86,327 (After 10 weeks – 816,979)

Other Debuts
13) Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper – 43,477
31) Jeremy Camp – Reckless – 22,546
42) Smash Cast – Bombshell – 16,233
55) Ultra Dance 14 – Ultra Dance 14 – 11,146

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